Last September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a probe into the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor for a possible problem with the steering assembly. Continue Reading...
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The new Ford Police Interceptor has received another engine option, with the American automaker adding a 3.7-liter twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine to the lineup pushing 305-hp and 279 lb-ft of torque. Continue Reading...
Ford‘s Panther chassis, platform for the iconic P71 Police Interceptor, is anything but a slouch, but after more than 30 years of service both Ford and police recognize the need for a change. Ford started building police variants of the LTD Crown Victoria in 1979, by 1992 the company’s cars evolved from modified civilian sedans… Continue Reading...
We’ve come across several, really awesome collector’s cars over at RK Motors, but this one might be the best yet. And we’re pretty confident that this 1984 Ford LTD is pretty much one-of-a-kind. Why? Well it’s a genuine police car, sirens and all! The vehicle was originally sold to the Greenville County, South Carolina Sheriff’s… Continue Reading...
A Dodge Charger police car catching fire and burning to the ground, has prompted Chrysler to replace the car and the gear inside for free. The Curry County, Oregon squad car only had 6,000 miles on it, when it burnt to a crisp/ The car was stopped to assisst in a successful search and rescue… Continue Reading...
Rumors of Holden vehicles, specifically the rear-drive Commodore, coming to the U.S. have always been a fixture of the automotive media, and with the Holden-based Pontiac G8’s demise a few years ago, some of them have seemed to be more wishful thinking than anything of substance. General Motors is bringing back the larger Holden Statesman… Continue Reading...
While the Chevrolet Caprice is reserved for police vehicle fleets only, there have been some rumors about a civilian version making its way to showrooms for public consumption, and the latest videos showing footage of a police evaluation event only seem to further that. Previous shots of the Caprice have either shown it in full… Continue Reading...
Our friends at Jalopnik managed to get their hands on these photos of the 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit being put through the wringer at the Michigan State Police’s annual vehicle evaluation tests. The MSP evaluation is a well recognized system designed to see how police package vehicles would hold up to the rigors of police… Continue Reading...
The Dodge Charger Pursuit got one of its first public viewings at a police trade show. Lund Industries, which makes police car accessories like gun racks and light bars, had a 2011 Charger on display to show off their wares, and were kind enough to take video of the Charger for those who aren’t in… Continue Reading...
Chevrolet‘s fleet-only Caprice will likely be sold to the General Public after a tide of interest forced General Motors to re-consider their plans to restrict sales to fleets. The Caprice is essentially a stretched version of the Pontiac G8, a rear-drive, V8 powered large sedan based off the much-lauded, Australian market Holden Commodore. The G8… Continue Reading...
Cara-what? The Carabinieri, Italy’s paramilitary police, are famous for their sharp liveried Alfa Romeo sedans, which can be seen driving around the streets of Rome, Genoa, Milan and other glamorous locales we know about only through movies and stereotypical depections of la dolce vita. The Carabinieri have traditionally chosen the Alfas for their driving prowess,… Continue Reading...
No, somebody’s mother didn’t take Halloween a little too far. The Bavarian Police, presumably unaware of the correlation between shopping bags and the BMW X3, are testing a version of the soft roader for highway duty. The model in question is the X3 xDrive30d — complete with a stonking 218 horsepower six-cylinder diesel engine. Aside… Continue Reading...
It says something about our society when we get all excited about a new police car. Jaguar wades into this hotly-contested arena (in the UK, sorry Alabama!) as one of the sort-of cool police cars. You know, an atypical police vehicle like the Hyundai Genesis, Lexus IS-F, Lamborghini Gallardo, and so on. In the UK,… Continue Reading...
Hyundai’s Genesis sedan is a vehicle of many talents; effortless highway cruiser, stoplight drag race sleeper and plush transporter of discrete well-to-do types. Now you can add “Police Interceptor” to the list. With its snazzy blue and gold livery and copious lighting equipment, the Genesis doesn’t have the same intimidation factor as, say, a black… Continue Reading...